With Veteran’s Day and National Veterans Small Business Week occurring earlier this month, now is the right time to talk about alternative small business financing options available to U.S. armed services members.
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The biggest little city in the world is slated to host the biggest not-so-little battery factory in the world, and area residents, business owners, and government officials couldn’t be more charged. The construction of this mega factory is expected to have a rippling positive economic impact, directly and indirectly, for businesses in the Northwestern Nevada region and beyond.
Many owners of technology companies get starry-eyed when it comes to small business financing because they think of high profile venture capitalist funding. Though this sort of overly idealized small business funding may get a lot of press and media attention, the reality is that securing such funding is rare and out of reach for most small businesses — even those in high tech.
For the past several years it has been the workplace chatter in break rooms, cafeterias and lounge areas in organizations across the country: cutting back, doing more with less, and stretching every penny and every paperclip. Photocopy machines, computers, printers, telephones and other office equipment is kept running way past its prime while general office supplies are guarded and meticulously counted.
It’s a gamble like no other for the Telsa automotive manufacturer and the state best known for financial deals involving casinos, gaming, and slot-pull windfalls. The Silver State recently landed a competitive agreement to build the
nation’s world’s largest lithium-ion battery factory. Though not known for its manufacturing, the State of Nevada hooked the auto maker with a somewhat controversial $1.3 billion tax break to take place over two decades.
To keep our cities, vehicles, and office buildings humming along at their current rapid pace, the demand for energy in all its myriad forms remains constant. From windmills to solar panels and from gas and oil drilling to the production of nuclear power, the search for new sources of consumable energy is never ending.
Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer and birth of a new school year to youngsters and their parents. Most workers in the U.S. get that day off as an official holiday and many celebrate it with summer BBQs, picnics and maybe even a trip to the beach.
A number of different institutions and government entities are responsible for regulating banks and deciding who receives a small business loan and who doesn’t. Such regulatory institutions also protect against fraud, theft and other forms of deception providing a measure of security among customers.